Late Show MC: Dave Fensom
This week we have some killer comedy coming your way, hosted by MC Dave Fensome. Enjoy late night laughs this Thursday, Friday and Saturday night with the likes of Reginald D. Hunter, Laura Lexx, and Seann Walsh for a tenner.
Reginald D. Hunter
Comedy legend and Fringe veteran Reginald D. Hunter has been performing award-winning stand-up for over two decades, earning him a considerable international and cross-generational fan base. His countless panel show appearances, top-selling live DVDs, and UK tours have made him a true household name of observational comedy, and for good reason. With such a phenomenal act gracing the McElderry stage, you can expect tickets to sell out fast.
“Tez Ilyas’s political stand-up is candy floss with a razorblade inside: sweet and familiar at first, then shockingly, painfully sharp. It’s the kind of manoeuvre that takes serious talent to pull off” (The Telegraph).
Tez Ilyas is one of the most celebrated stars in British comedy. You may recognise him from his many TV appearances (Live at the Apollo, The Last Leg, and Mock the Week), or popular his BBC Radio 4 programme Tez Talks, which was re-commissioned for a second series. His sometimes brutal, cleverly-conceived descriptions of Muslim life in Britain often subvert expectations, approaching deep cultural issues with a light-hearted lens. ★★★★ - The Guardian, ★★★★ - The Times, ★★★★ - The Telegraph.
Known for her knock-out performances on Mock the Week, Roast Battle and Live at the Apollo, Brighton's own Laura Lexx has been described as "one of the most delightful performers you're ever likely to see" (GQ). In 2016, she shut down a sexist heckler so brutally that the clip went viral, earning her national attention. Lexx won the comedians choice award at the 2019 Chortle Awards, and her recent tour was praised as 'a joy ... roars of laughter' (The Independent).
Another comedian who needs little introduction, Seann’s style has been described as 'beautifully constructed comedy' (REVIEWS HUB), while INEWS applauded his ability to 'brilliantly mock the absurdities of modern life'. Another panel-show regular, this Brighton-based comic is back with a blistering new set material sure to leave the crowd in stitches.
Labelled "pure, unbridled, laugh-out-loud silliness” ( ★★★★ -Chortle) and “amazingly entertaining (★★★★★ EdFestMag), Rollinson’s minimalist approach relies as much on his masterful body language as his jokes. He’s funny and charming, quickly winning over audiences with plenty of inventive gags and original ideas.
William Stone is another Brighton circuit regular armed to the teeth with slick one-liners and off-beat ideas. His dazed and slightly lost look perfectly frames his quirky performance, which proved funny enough to reach BBC New Comedy Final back in 2018.
The fourth and final Brightonian to grace our stage this week is Jen Brister, whose furious tirades result in an “entertainingly charged battle between sexist attitudes that refuse to die and a comedian who absolutely refuses to tolerate them (★★★★ - The Guardian).
Thursday 24th June
Early Show: 9:30 PM
Late Show 11:15 PM
Reginald D Hunter
Friday 25th June
William Stone Luke Rollason Laura Lexx
Saturday 26th June
Joe Foster Seann Walsh